Biometric vs. Password Authentication: A User’s Perspective

ABSTRACT

This study investigates the main factors that affect adoption of biometric authentication. A purposive sample of 85 network users from the Philadelphia area was used for this study. A laboratory experiment was also carried out to assess false reject and false accept rates. The study found that a large majority (84%) of people would prefer biometric authentication. Privacy, cost, accuracy, and the perception of biometric technology are the main concerns that hinder adoption of this technology. False accept rate was found not to be high enough to cause concerns. Finally, the many benefits of using biometric authentication greatly outweigh those of password authentication.


AUTHORS

School of Business and Information Technology, Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida
USA

Dr. Berna O. Dike-Anyiam has over 5 years of experience in network administration through her work in the industry and entrepreneurship. She is a co-author of Data security in the electronic economy. Dr. Dike-Anyiam has a Master of Science in Public Administration and Housing from Middlesex University, a Master of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from De Sales University and a Doctor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Argosy University.

School of Business and Information Technology, Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida
USA

Professor Qamar Rehmani teaches in the Information Systems concentration at Argosy University. Dr. Rehmani has over 20 years of experience in information systems through his work in academia, industry, and entrepreneurship. He has worked on research projects on NASA’s Space Shuttle. Dr. Rehmani has a B.S.E.E. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and earned his MBA and PhD from the University of Houston.

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